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    Maule ferry flight to Alaska

    For the second time in less than a year, pilot Ted Waltman heads north to Alaska from the Lower 48, this time to ferry a newly-purchased Maule M5 from Pullman, WA for a busy friend.
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Troy Hamon 15 minutes ago View the latest post Introduction of a BCP Newbie
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I agree that the tunnel is the weak link....a buckled tunnel also has the potential to jam controls for you......
I agree with qmdv, though, the early 182s are a lot better in this...
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If you absolutely must have Foreflight, you don't have much of a choice That's exactly the issue. The full package FLY-Q EFB by Seattle Avionics , Foreflight, and Wing-X...
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